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 Aboriginal history of the Coffs Harbour region 

Unidentified Aboriginal men at Hearns Lake, Woolgoolga (1870s?)

 

 

The traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region are the Gumbaynggirr people, who have occupied this land for thousands of years, forming one of the largest coastal Aboriginal Nations in New South Wales. Their Nation stretches from the Nambucca River in the south to around the Clarence River in the north and to the Great Dividing Range in the west.

 

Their history is a long and fascinating one, which is remembered by the people and imprinted on the very land itself. For further information regarding the Aboriginal history of our region, please click on the link below.

 

Aboriginal history of the Coffs Harbour region [PDF document]

Coffs Harbour City Council